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Boyfriend Of Kenosha Woman Who Passed Away In Custody – Man Who Hanged Himself In Jail Passes Away

Roderick L. Smith 39 of Kenosha

Gia Martin, 39 of Kenosha, was reported missing on January 26, 2021. This past Sunday, she was found dead. Kenosha Police would not comment, but her boyfriend, Roderick L. Smith was arrested later that same day. He has a long history of domestic violence and other violent crime arrests. He was booked on a probation/parole hold. This is commonly done to give prosecutors more time to file charges. In this case, Kenosha DA Mike Graveley has much of his staff working on new motions for Kyle Rittenhouse so he might need the extra time. If Martin is charged for any involvement in his death, we will let you know.

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Kenosha Man Who Hanged Himself Passes Away

Timothy (Timmy Nelson) 25 of Kenosha Source: Facebook

A Kenosha man was found unresponsive on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 in his Kenosha County Jail cell. He was reported to have hanged himself with a bed sheet. Timothy has recently passed away. His family takes comfort in knowing that his donated organs will bring life to others. Kenosha Sheriff David Beth didn’t return our request for comment. This happened under Beth’s watch in 2009 and again in 2016. The Sheriff didn’t seemingly make any policy changes to prevent this newest suicide. We also reached out to the Racine County Sheriff who is handling the investigation.

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    Kevin Mathewson is a disciple of Christ, husband and a father to two wonderful children. Mathewson was born and raised in Lake County, IL and worked as a police & fire dispatcher from 2005 to 2010 in Round Lake Beach, IL. Mathewson moved to Kenosha County in 2006, later being elected to the position of Alderman of the 8th District in 2012 and 2016. Mathewson is a private investigator, security contractor, journalist, and photographer. He enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies, camping and boating. His favorite amendment is the second, followed closely by the first. He loves his country and community.


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  1. Rod was my cousin. He, his mother, and sister came to stay with my family back in 96 and were in and out over the next couple of years.

    All three of them were abusers, manipulators, and liars. His mother would humiliate me, make derogatory marks about me, and do things like sit on me while she spanked me, and make me bathe ib front of her when i was “dirty.”

    His sister sexually assaulted me, and always had this control over me. I would be getting assaulted in the same room as my family. Partly because they were oblivious, but such was her ability to manipulate and control.

    Rod was just violent. I found out years later the depths of what he did to other family members, but there were few in our family who weren’t afraid of him.

    All three of them learned their ways from their father/husband who was as real a monster as any who existed. My mom was likely going to kill him if she had lived long enough.

    I am more than happy about his life in prison. Not a day went by I didn’t think he would OD, or get caught up in a shoot out, or one day he’d come looking for a place to stay and i would have to kill him myself, but unfortunately he claimed an innocent life first.

    I am so sorry to the victims family. Rod has taken from everyone he has ever been around, and now he can’t do that anymore. I want to affirm that if he had ever got back out he would hurt people again, and no, he has no remorse. I would trade his life for this person I never met any day of the week, I wish I could.

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